The 2021 Golden Globe nominations just came out, and they’re being met with fierce backlash online.
There were some shocking snubs (where the fuck was I May Destroy You, one of the most acclaimed shows of the year???) as well as some questionable inclusions. Suffice it to say, people are pissed.
One of the most controversial nominations of the day went to James Corden, for his role in the Netflix musical, The Prom.
Corden plays a gay character in the film, and his performance was heavily criticized by members of the LGBTQ+ community, with many deeming it “stereotypical” and “offensive.”
James, a straight man, put on some cartoonishly effeminate mannerisms and a “gay accent” for the film. Many wondered why his role couldn’t have gone to a gay actor.
Well, James now has a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for that performance, and the backlash was immediate.
People really want to know WTF is going on over at the Golden Globes:
Gay people are once again pointing out how ridiculous Corden’s performance was:
And many questioned how James Corden got a nomination for The Prom while his co-star, Meryl Streep, received nothing:
James has yet to respond to the backlash, but we’ll update you if he does.
You can check out the full list of 2021 Golden Globe nominations — if you dare.